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November 30, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 6, Wilmer Alvarado was already well on his way to becoming a street kid when tropical storm Mitch swept him into the gutters of this flooded capital city. Like thousands of other Honduran children, he had long played or begged in the street while his mother sold trinkets in the market. Such kids are always high-risk candidates, social workers say, for leaving home and wandering the streets. In Wilmer's case, Mitch turned risk into reality.
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November 30, 1998 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At age 6, Wilmer Alvarado was already well on his way to becoming a street kid when tropical storm Mitch swept him into the gutters of this flooded capital city. Like thousands of other Honduran children, he had long played or begged in the street while his mother sold trinkets in the market. Such kids are always high-risk candidates, social workers say, for leaving home and wandering the streets. In Wilmer's case, Mitch turned risk into reality.
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January 1, 1999
The last year of the millennium is at hand and some no doubt will regard this as a particularly fateful day for stouthearted resolutions and hopeful wish lists. For these folks, it's not just doing better than last year, it's the urge to clean house in preparation for whatever the next thousand years has in store. The Times hopes that people will keep the "end of the world as we know it" stuff down to a dull roar. Meanwhile, we have our wishes too.
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